Dance with Piano Diāna Zandberga (piano)
The concept of piano recital Dance with Piano associates with a magnificent journey through different eras of dance genres.
6 p.m. April 10 the Small Hall of the Latgalian Embassy GORS in Rēzekne
6 p.m. April 27 the Golden Hall of Riga Latvian Society House
J.S. Bach, F. Chopin, M. Ravel, L. Sumera, D. Aperāne
The program of concert includes famous transcription of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Chaconne for violin solo from the Partita No.2 in D minor by Ferruccio Busoni - 33 variations on an old Spanish dance theme, as well as poetic Polonaise-Fantasie, heroic Polonaise op.53 and refined Mazurkas op.33 by Fryderyk Chopin.
Polystilistic piano work by Estonian composer Lepo Sumera (1950-2000) Pardon, Frideryk (1981) includes choreographic cadenza – according to the composer's intentions, pianist should not only play piano, but also dance.
French charm permeated dance rhythms reigns to music by the American Latvian composer Dace Aperāne ballet Edith (1995), dedicated to the excellent chanson singer Edith Piaf, transcribed for piano by Diana Zandberga.
The concert concludes with La valse (a choreographic poem) by Maurice Ravel. The work has been described as a tribute to the waltz, and often summarized as a metaphor for the predicament of European civilization in the aftermath of the First World War, its one-movement design plots the birth and destruction of a musical genre: the waltz.
Diana Zandberga (Baibusa) began piano studies at the age of five in her native Latvia. Early on she gained international recognition in a number of competitions, including Concours musical de France (1995, GRAND PRIX) in Paris.
Having obtained a Master’s degree at Latvian Academy of Music (taught by prof. Juris Kalnciems), Diana continued studies for Doctor’s degree with prof. Jelena Lebedeva and prof. Sergey Osokin. She studied with legendary pianist Lazar Berman at the European Academy of Music in Italy, from 2000 to 2004, and spent the next four years improving her performance with the world famous Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha at the Granados Marshall Academy in Barcelona.
Since 1996, Diana has won acclaim by a succession of recitals in the Latvia, Finland, Lithuania, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Russia, Cuba and USA. Her participation in music festivals includes Castello di Pomerio in Italy, Polish Festival Mlodich Pianistow Bielsko – Biala, Porta Ferrada in Spain. She has also performed with Shoumen Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria), Orquestra simfónica del Vallés (conductor Uwe Mund) in Palau de la Musica Catalana (Barcelona), Orchestra Filarmonica di Bacau (Romania), with Francesco Attardi in Milan Teatro dal Verme in a prestigious concert cycle Serate Musicali, and Saint-Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra “KLASSIKA” (Maestro Alexander Kantorov) in International Symposium “St. Petersburg Offering to Mozart” (2011).
Her discography includes CD’s: Transcriptions (2003), Dreams of Spain (2011), Dedication to Bicentenary of Ferenc Liszt (2012) and Landscapes of Hungarian and Latvian piano music (2013).
The pianist who has fire in her fingers Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia. ... Go back